Discussions between the United States and the United Kingdom concerning the sovereignty of Canton, Christmas, Enderbury, and other islands in the Pacific 1

1. For previous documentation on United States interest in acquisition of overseas bases and base rights in British Commonwealth areas, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vi, pp. 204 ff., and 1946, vol. v, pp. 1 ff.

[3] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of Defense (Forrestal)